Interesting Facts About Coffee

Nutritional facts about coffee

  1. Macronutrients and micronutrients – Black coffee contains no significant amounts of macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein). It only contains 1-2 kcal per 100ml. But it contains some micronutrients such as potassium, niacin, magnesium, manganese, and riboflavin.
  2. Coffee contains caffeine, diterpenes, and antioxidants, which contribute not only to the unique flavors but also to the physiological effects of coffee.
  3. Milk, Cream and sugar Adding sugar, cream, milk, and other sweeteners affect the final nutritional value of coffee. For example, your final brew may have more calorie content.
  4. HydrationA cup of coffee contributes to daily fluid balance. Black coffee contains an excess of 95% water. Research has shown when consumed in moderation; it does not result in dehydration.
  5. Contains essential nutrientsEach time you grab a cup of coffee, you get many nutrients. These essential nutrients include vitamin B5, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, manganese, and potassium.
  6. Increase your fiber intakeBrewed coffee contains soluble fiber, the roughage found in apples, and oatmeal that aids digestion.
  7. Rich source of antioxidantsEvery cup of java you take is loaded with tons of powerful antioxidants that benefit your body in many ways. For example, they can disarm free radicals in your body, protecting you from many diseases and against aging.

Health Facts About Coffee

Here are health facts why you should continually enjoy your morning cup of java.

  1. Reduces the risk of some serious diseasesStudies have shown that drinking coffee often lowers the risk of some diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson, and certain types of cancer. Additionally, it helps protect your liver from some bugs and gout in men.
  2. Improve your physical performance -Caffeine not only increases adrenaline levels in your blood but also breaks down body fat into fatty acids, which in fuel your body. As a result, coffee improved your physical performance.
  3. Lower the risk of Multiple SclerosisResearch has shown that taking at least four cups of coffee every day can help prevent the development and reoccurrence of Multiple Sclerosis. 
  4. Coffee aid fat burningStudies have shown caffeine in coffee boosts metabolic rate by 3-11%. That is why caffeine is present in almost every commercial fat burning supplement in the market today. If you are obese or looking to cut weight, you will benefit a lot by drinking coffee.
  5. Protects against periodontal diseasesDrinking coffee has some protective benefits for your gum. Coffee does not promote gum disease.
  6. Improve your energy levels and concentrationDrinking coffee makes you feel less tired and more energetic. This is because caffeine, which is psychoactive, binds to Adenosine receptors in the brain, making sure you stay alert and awake. Adenosine is the one that makes you feel tired and sleepy.
  7. Black coffee prevents cavitiesStudies show that that strong black coffee kills the bacteria on teeth that promote tooth decay.
  8. Drinking coffee helps you solve problemsDrinking coffee gives your brain a significant boost, making it easier to figure things out seamlessly.
  9. Helps your hair growFindings published by the International Journal of Dermatology showed that caffeine is a potential hair growth stimulant for men with androgenetic alopecia. 
  10. 10.Suppress your appetiteCaffeine suppresses your appetite, resulting in you eating less.
  11. Helps you live longerThe fact coffee lovers are less likely to get many serious diseases means they are more likely to live longer.
  12. 12.Coffee improves your coordination Drinking coffee enhances neuromuscular coordination. This makes your brain to send messages to your muscles faster.
  13. 13.Coffee makes your eyes less puffyPlacing used coffee on your under-eye area for about 15 minutes makes you look a little less tired. Caffeine constricts the blood vessels beneath your skin, reducing the swelling; hence you look more well and alive.
  14. 14.Coffee helps get rid of celluliteCoffee grounds combined with coconut oil help remove dimples. It is the caffeine in coffee that helps remove the dimples.
  15. 15.Help tighten your skinAs you age, you will start to look droopy. Most people opt for face masks. But if you have coffee in the house, you will love how it will help tighten your skin. Just mix it with coconut oil for the best experience.
  16. 16.Reduces the risk of digestive diseasesFindings published by the Annals of Internal Medicine of more than 521,000 people and ten countries, revealed that coffee lovers have a low risk of dying from digestive diseases.
  17. 17.Reduces the risk of melanomaAccording to the American Association for Cancer Research, drinking coffee can help reduce the risk of melanoma.

Facts About Coffee Consumption and Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Discovered by a goat herderIt is believed that the coffee was discovered by a goat herder who noticed that goats became extremely energetic after eating specific berries.
  2. Second traded commodity in the worldCoffee comes second after crude oil. This is because it is a nectar of the gods for billions of coffee aficionados.
  3. Brazil is the largest coffee producerOne-third of the world’s coffee comes from Brazil, and most of the world’s espresso beans also originate here. In 2018, Brazil produced 28% of the coffee consumed globally, making it far and away the world’s largest coffee producer.
  4. Finland consumes the most coffee in the worldFinnish people drink more coffee than any nation in the world.Eight or nine cups a day is normal in the country, with some consuming more. On average,Finland drinks around 12 kg per capita per year.
  5. Divorce because of awful coffeeIn ancient Arab culture, it was common for a woman to divorce her husband if he didn’t like her coffee.
  6. National coffee dayThis day is observed on September 29th. It is the best time to enjoy a complimentary cappuccino, latte, espresso, Frappuccino, or a subsidized blend in most restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  7. Only two states in America grow coffeeHawaii and California are the only states in America that grow coffee. Hawaii has the perfect conditions for the coffee and produces some of the finest coffee beans in the world. Although conditionsin California do not favor coffee production, farmers have inventedways to help coffee thrive.
  8. 45% of coffee drinkers in the US use drip coffee makersStatistics about coffee consumption in the US in 2018 report that drip coffee makers and single-cup brewers were the most popular methods for making coffee.
  9. Coffee beans are only called beans because of the resemblance. They’re actually berries.
  10. 10.Coffee can lower the risk of death from diseases by 10%. – Drinking has been linked to reducing the risk of some diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
  11. Arabica is the most consumed coffeeAll commercial coffee comes from two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. With about 70% of the world’s coffee production from Arabica beans, there is a good chance your coffee came from that bean. If you prefer blends or instant coffee, it’s likely your coffee came from the Robusta bean.
  12. 12.California has the highest number of baristas: 60,940NewYork follows next with more than 35,000 baristas, then Texas with over 31,00, and Washington, with over 22,000. On average, a barista in California makes 412 per hour.
  13. 13.In Italy, baristas train for 2 to 3 years for their job – To master how to brew perfect specialty coffee blends, it takes some time. That why baristas train for that long.
  14. 14.Europe covers 30% of the world’s coffee market Europe boasts of not only having the largest global coffee market but also as having the most coffee lovers in the world.
  15. 15.Multiple people have tried to ban coffeeIn 1511, coffee was banned in mecca because it was believed to stimulate radical thinking and idleness. In the 16th century, Italian clergymen also tried to ban coffee because they thought it was satanic.
  16. 16.Coffee helped Olympic athletesIn 1932 brazil did not have enough money to send its athletes to the Olympic. The athletes were forced to sell coffee to fund the trip.
  17. 17.Lethal doseTwo or four cups of coffee will not hurt your health. But if you consume about 80 to 100 cups, that is lethal.
  18. 18.Coffee cold extend your cat’s lifeThe oldest cat, 38, according to Guinness World Record, drank coffee every morning of her little life.
  19. 19.Coffee into biodiesel Scientists have managed to turn ground coffee into biodiesel successfully. So one day doesn’t be surprised when coffee fuels your car.
  20. 20.About 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day across the globe.
  21. 21.The average age of a barista in Italy is 48 years old.

Some More General Coffee Facts

  1. Ristretto, espresso, iced coffee, Americano, black coffee and long black are simple, made with espresso, water and espresso or coffee and water. Replace water with milk foam or steamed milk, and you’ve got a macchiato or flat white, respectively. Turn your flat white into a mocha by adding chocolate syrup and whipped cream.
  2. A cappuccino combines steamed milk and foam with espresso, but if you add more milk than foam, you’ll have a latte. If you’re out on the town, order an Irish coffee. It’s made with coffee, sugar, heavy cream and Irish whiskey. Once you find your favorite type of coffee, you’ll want to make sure you are using the best type of mug or cup.
  3. If you want to have your coffee on the go, a double-walled metal coffee cup is right for you because it keeps the coffee hot, has a lid and prevents burns. Porcelain and ceramic mugs also keep the coffee warm, but don’t hold a lot. A traditional mug of coffee is 2-3 times larger than a demitasse, but comes in porcelain, ceramic or earthenware.There are some less expensive options, but you’ll have to decide if their environmental impact is worth it.
  4. Paper coffee cups are produced by cutting down 20 million trees.
  5. Styrofoam cups are made from non-renewable petroleum and take 500 years to break down in a landfill. Plastic cups are rejected by most recycling programs.
  6. Both paper and plastic cups can leach chemicals into your drink, while Styrofoam is considered carcinogenic. Those risks don’t seem worth the savings.
  7. Another fact is about Keurig – most or majority of profit to the company comes by the sale of K-Cups. So even after buying a Keurig coffee brewer, you are still a regular customer when buying K-Cups.
  8. Dunkin’ Donuts brought us apple pie coffee, Starbucks provided Guinness Draft coffee, and at CoffeeAM, you can pick up that spicy taco coffee. Keurig and Nespresso provide the most variety of flavors in form of K-cups and capsules.

 

Wrap Up

There are many reasons why coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Statistics clearly show that coffee continues to remain the nectar of the gods. The good news is that, if you enjoy it moderately, you are guaranteed to enjoy unlimited benefits.  

Hopefully, you have discovered some new facts about coffee you did not know. It is always a good idea to learn something new every day.